Mikayla M West
AG1 at SAC
My name is Kayla West.
I have been competitively swimming for about five years; and I have been working in the aquatic environment as a Lifeguard for two years. I have also been working with children as a Swim Instructor for the past two years as well. This past summer I was an assistant coach with the summer swim league, The Piranhas’. This is my first year as a coach for SRST and I'm very excited to be apart of this team! I am currently a full time student and I hope to join EVCC's Nursing Program this upcoming year.
Natasza M Krajcovic
AG2 at SAC
Hi I'm Natasza. I've been swimming for about 20 years and I coached USS and high school swimming in Chicago and Boulder, CO. I have had the pleasure of watching my oldest daughter Zosia swim for SRST since she was 7.
During the day I teach math and write math curriculum while chasing my 4 year old around.
I look forward to seeing all my swimmers at the pool.
AG1 at Mariner
Hi! My name is Ali Davis and I am excited to have the opportunity to coach the gold and silver groups at SAC! I was a competitive swimmer from age 8 through college. I swam for Issaquah High School (state champs!) and CWU (with Coach Ben!).
I am currently a teacher, a wife, and a mom to 3 active children. My youngest, Quincy, swims for the Stingrays and I am thrilled to be able to share my love for swimming with her!
I look forward to getting to know families and developing strong competitive swimmers!
Darrell D Cray
Site Mgr + AG1/AG2/SAC AMs - at Mariner
Completing my AA in business at Bellevue college, while also studying to obtain my project management certification. I am currently a Certified Pool Operator, a Certified Lifeguard, as well as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.
In my spare time, I enjoy working on cars, sports, traveling, and being out in nature.
I've had a passion for swimming and being active since an early age. I grew up Swimming in lakes all over the PNW and enjoyed the ocean whenever my family traveled. My competitive swimming background includes four years’ varsity swim team for Mount Vernon High School. My professional coaching background includes 7 months running supplemental endurance & refinement courses for competetive AG1-AG2 swimmers in the king county area;
My coaching philosophy revolves around providing individual feedback, praise, and constructive criticism in a non discouraging manner. I believe in personal goal setting and creating opportunities for healthy competition and team work in my practices, Throughout my training programs I like to promote the use of fundamental swimming, as well as the refinement of technique in all stages. In addition, increasing physical limits and endurance are a large part of our preparations for swim meets. Most importantly, I try to encourage having fun and being creative while swimming fast towards our goals.
I'm very exited and proud to be a part of SRST.
Sydnie T Chesley
Silver/Gold - SAC
My name is Sydnie Chesley. I graduated from Lake Stevens in June of
2017. I've lived in Lake Stevens for most of my life. I have
competitively swam for 12 years and continue to have a passion for
it. After high school I left for the Air Force boot camp, after
getting about half way through I got medically discharged. It was a
change in plans but I plan to get back on my feet and return to
training in the future. However now I am committed to learning how
to be the best coach I can be and help further the success of our
swimmers on Stingray Swim Team.
Kaela N McKee
Senior Assistant - SAC
Born and raised in the Seattle area, I first got involved in the
sport of swimming at a young age through the local summer league
team. After swimming my first high school season, I really
discovered my affinity for the sport and made the leap to compete
with SRST. From 2013-2017 I swam for the University of New Mexico
(Albuquerque, NM); my primary events included sprint freestyle and
the 100 and 200 backstroke.
In 2016, I completed my BA in Political Science at UNM and applied
to the MBA program. After relocating back to the Pacific Northwest,
I spent the better part of 2017 backpacking through Europe, while
completing my master’s degree.
Professionally, I have had the pleasure of assisting with several
Master’s clinics and one-on-one coaching scenarios. I also
spent 5 months working as a pre-competitive coach for developing
swimmers and volunteering with Jackson High School’s
In my spare time, I enjoy getting active outdoors, watching
baseball, and cheering on my alma mater’s sports teams (go
Lobos!). It is a pleasure to be back and working with the same club
team I have swam for all these years and I am looking forward to
supporting the next generation of SRST swimmers!